The Society For International Affairs

The Society for International Affairs is a student society in Trinity College Dublin. We aim to give students with an interest in international affairs and diplomacy an opportunity to explore these interests. We strive to create a forum where students can learn from experts in these fields including ambassadors, journalists and human-rights lawyers. SOFIA tries to cover every aspect of international affairs from a variety of perspectives in order to provide our members with a balanced and informative picture of the most pressing issues facing the global community today.

Politalk Podcast

Politalk is a joint podcast venture between SOFIA and The Colloquium, Trinity’s politics publication. At its heart, Politalk is a podcast that strives to shed some analytical light on the top political stories from all the corners and continents of the world.

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Available on Spotify!

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Upcoming Events

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Join us every Wednesday from 12-2pm on the Campanile Green for our weekly Chat-uccinos! Come along to chat about college, discuss our latest events, and everything in between! 

We will be having our EGM this Friday at 6 pm in front of the Arts Block!


We will be electing:

  • Freshers Rep

  • Postgrad Rep

  • OCM x2

You can sign up here to nominate yourself or simply run on the day (but it would make our lives a lot easier if you did fill it out so please do if you can!)

You must be a member of SOFIA at least 24 hours in advance to run for election.

We will be requiring all candidates to make a short speech/pitch about why you should win - if you've enjoyed SOFIA events this year and want to get more involved, please consider running for something!

We will be going out afterwards so well worth attending even if you don't plan on running!!

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About Our Events

We regularly host speakers who talk on all aspects of foreign affairs and diplomacy. Members have the opportunity to engage with these guests and are always encouraged to ask questions. Previous speakers include Samantha Power and the United States Chargé d'Affaires. The highlight of our year is the annual Ambassadors Ball, which provides members the opportunity to talk all things international relations over dinner with 30+ diplomats.

SOFIA also hosts Model United Nations (MUN) workshops at least twice a month and sends its members to MUN conferences across Europe. MUNs simulate United Nations committees with participants role playing the representatives of different countries. Every participant or 'delegate' is tasked with pursuing the interests of the country they are representing.

Any current student of Trinity College Dublin can attend our events and purchase membership at the door. Membership entitles you to access to all of our regular weekly events for the duration of the academic year. Follow our social media channels for the most up to date information on events.


Past SOFIA Events

Video Archive

Whenever possible, SOFIA records guest speakers and uploads a highlights video to our YouTube Channel. For photos from our events see our Facebook page.